PCLC at Bluegrass Care Navigators

  1. Location
    Lexington, KY
  2. Leader
  3. Faculty
    • Liz Fowler
      MPH, President and CEO
    • Anne Monroe
      MHA, Executive Director of Palliative Care
    • Turner West
      MPH, MTS, Director of Education
  4. Photo: Liz Fowler

Bluegrass Care Navigators At-A-Glance

Bluegrass Care Navigators is a national leader in delivering high-quality care and a pioneer in developing new programs that respond to the evolving needs of seriously ill patients and their families. In addition to providing hospice services in thirty-two counties across central, southeastern, and northern Kentucky, Bluegrass Care Navigators operates Bluegrass Palliative Care, Bluegrass Extra Care, Bluegrass Transitional Care, and Bluegrass Grief Care. All of these programs offer invaluable services that enhance the quality of life for patients and families.

Key benefits of training with Bluegrass include:

  • Guidance on effective strategies for building community partnerships, with special focus on hospital-hospice partnerships
  • Insight into opportunities for palliative care in a value-based health care delivery system
  • Access to senior Bluegrass Care Navigators leadership
  • Access to three distinct hospice-led hospital palliative care programs, as well as to long-term care, home health care, and clinic programs
  • Insight into cultivating strong relationships between hospices and local hospitals
  • Guidance on serving a largely rural population
  • Financial and logistical information on adding palliative care to existing hospice services
  • Palliative care billing information for hospices, hospitals, and physician practices
  • Input on staffing hospital palliative care programs using both hospice and hospital resources
  • A concrete plan of action for hospices starting or strengthening a hospital or community-based palliative care program
  • A strategic plan for implementing palliative care in long-term care, home care, and outpatient settings


For questions about Bluegrass, including the availability of specific training dates, contact Turner West at twest@hospicebg.org, 859-276-5344 or toll free at 866-476-1878.

For general PCLC questions, please contact Brittany Chambers at brittany.chambers@mssm.edu or call 212-824-9573

Other Locations & In-Person Training Dates

Minneapolis, MN

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  • Sep 12–14, 2018
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Mount Carmel was one of the first PCLCs and has trained over 175 teams. Its hospice services and palliative care services are provided in acute palliative care units, consultatively across all hospitals, and in the community, from private residences to long-term care facilities and more . . .

  • Mar 29–30, 2018
  • Jun 28–29, 2018
  • Sep 20–21, 2018
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Manhasset, NY

The largest integrated health system in New York State, based on patient revenue, and the 14th-largest health care system in the United States. Inpatient palliative care teams, outpatient practices, and post-acute services are fully integrated to deliver care across the system . . .

  • May 16–19, 2018
  • Sep 26–28, 2018
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A not-for-profit health care system with a focus on community-based palliative care. In addition to its eight hospitals, Presbyterian’s system includes a multi-specialty medical group and a statewide health plan. The system is also known nationally for integrating health care financing and delivery . . .

  • Apr 5–6, 2018
  • Aug 23–24, 2018
  • Oct 18–19, 2018
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A mature program with a large scope, breadth of expertise, and divese patients populations. Provides services that include inpatient consultations at three hospitals and inpatient palliative care units; and community-based palliative care services, such as a supportive care and survivorship clinic and telehealth research program . . .

  • Mar 1–2, 2018
  • May 31–Jun 1, 2018
  • Sep 11–12, 2018
  • Oct 23–24, 2018
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  • Sep 25–26, 2018
  • Dec 18–19, 2018
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UVA’s extensive palliative care program includes an office based palliative care clinic associated with an inpatient consultation service, as well as home and inpatient hospices. It has a large outpatient service embedded in both the oncology and heart-failure clinics. It is also a leader in EMR integration. . . .



  • Feb 22–23, 2018
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  • Jun 7–8, 2018
  • Oct 4–5, 2018
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A statewide safety-net hospital and Level 1 trauma center with palliative care services, including a palliative care unit, inpatient consultation, and an outpatient supportive care clinic. The inpatient consultative service provides care for patients in all of VCU’s clinical spaces, including acute care medicine, the emergency department, surgery, trauma, and intensive care units . . .

  • Feb 27–28, 2018
  • Apr 10–11, 2018
  • Oct 9–10, 2018
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Todd Coté

Todd Coté, MD, HMDC, FAAFP, FAAHPM, is the chief medical officer of Bluegrass Care Navigators in Lexington, Kentucky. He is board certified in family medicine and hospice and palliative medicine and holds fellow status in both academies. Dr. Coté has worked in the clinical, administrative, and political arena for end-of-life care at local, state, and national levels. He has held academic teaching positions at Yale University School of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

PCLC Hospital

PCLC HOSPITAL teaches you how to design a new inpatient palliative care service—or navigate growth challenges for an existing one. Training addresses the unique program design considerations of your hospital team, including:

  • Making the case for palliative care within your hospital ecosystem
  • Financing strategies for launching or growing a service
  • Program measurement that ensures quality while aligning with hospital priorities
  • Collaboration across service lines
PCLC Home & Office/Clinic

PCLC HOME & OFFICE/CLINIC is for the hospice, home health agency, hospital, or other provider organization wishing to launch strategically-designed palliative care services for patients in clinics, at home, or in long term care. Training and mentoring include:

  • Defining the scope of the program in terms of geography and patient population
  • Designing services to meet the needs of your target population
  • Developing partnerships with referrers and other community services
  • Building financial stability through strong business planning